Fortec Motorsport

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United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
Founded 1989
Base Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
Team principal(s) Richard Dutton
Current series World Series Formula V8 3.5
Euroformula Open Championship
BRDC British Formula 3 Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup
MSA Formula
Former series International Formula 3000
Formula BMW UK
Formula BMW Europe
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Formula 3 Euro Series
Euro Formula 3000
British Formula 3
Formula Renault 2.0 UK
British GT Championship
Blancpain Endurance Series
Blancpain Sprint Series
Intersteps
FIA European F3
Current drivers Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr.
Mexico Diego Menchaca
Germany Jannes Fittje
Russia Yan Leon Shlom
United Kingdom Ben Hingeley
Denmark Nicolai Kjærgaard
Venezuela Manuel Maldonado
Malaysia Najiy Ayyad bin Abd Razak
United Kingdom Frank Bird
Russia Aleksey Korneev
Australia Alex Peroni
Sweden Hampus Ericsson
United Kingdom Oliver York
Teams'
Championships
Formula BMW UK:
2005, 2006, 2007
British Formula Renault Championship:
2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup:
2012
Formula Renault 3.5 Series:
2015
Drivers'
Championships
British Formula Renault Championship:
2002: Danny Watts
2004: Mike Conway
2006: Sebastian Hohenthal
2007: Duncan Tappy
Formula Renault UK Winter Series:
2004: Stuart Hall
Formula BMW UK:
2006: Niall Breen
2007: Marcus Ericsson
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup:
2012: Jake Dennis
2013: Matt Parry
2014: Ben Barnicoat
Formula Renault 3.5 Series:
2012: Robin Frijns
2015: Oliver Rowland
British Formula 3 Championship:
2014: Martin Cao
Website http://fortecmotorsports.com/

Fortec Motorsport Ltd. is a motor-racing team that races in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, the British Formula 3 Championship, and several junior formulae categories at a British and pan-European level. The team was bought in 1995 by current owner Richard Dutton.[1]

Past drivers for the team include Juan Pablo Montoya, Gianmaria Bruni, Danny Watts, Jamie Green, James Rossiter, Mike Conway, Fabio Carbone and Heikki Kovalainen.

History[edit]

James Walker driving for Fortec at the Silverstone round of the 2008 World Series by Renault season.

Fortec has enjoyed great success since its inception. In 2002 Danny Watts won the British Formula Renault Championship for the team, with team-mate Jamie Green following close behind in second. In the same year, Fabio Carbone won the prestigious Marlboro Masters Formula Three race, held at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. The team's next championship win came with another British Formula Renault title in 2004, with Mike Conway finishing over 90 points clear of his nearest rival, Comtec Racing's Westley Barber. Fortec added further team championships in the Formula BMW UK championship, taking three successive titles between 2005 and 2007, also taking drivers' championship titles with Niall Breen and Marcus Ericsson.

After a barren year for the team in Formula Renault in 2005, 2006 saw the team regain both championship titles, with Sebastian Hohenthal just clinching the drivers' title on countback, after he and Team A.K.A. driver Patrick Hogan ended the season on the same number of points. Duncan Tappy and Dean Smith finished in the top two placings in 2007. Another teams' title followed in 2008. More recently, the team has seen great improvements in its Formula Renault 3.5 Series results, finishing fifth in the Teams' Championship in 2009, fourth in 2010 and finishing as runners-up in 2011 season with driver Alexander Rossi finishing third overall and best rookie. In 2012 the team fielded rookies Robin Frijns from the Netherlands and Carlos Huertas from Colombia, Frijns won the driver championship in his first year scoring 3 wins during his championship season. Meanwhile, Huertas scored regular results and finished 16th in the season scoring 35 points, but Fortec finished 3rd in the teams championship behind Tech 1 Racing and New team Arden Caterham Motorsport.

Fortec were also crowned Team Champions in the Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship with Alex Lynn clinching the drivers' title with a record-breaking twelve wins in one season. Oliver Rowland secured second in the Championship, as well as winning the Graduate Cup. William Buller was Fortec's top finisher in the British Formula 3 Championship, as he finished fourth in the Championship. In club-level racing, the new-for-2011 InterSteps Championship saw Jake Dennis win the Championship from teammate Alex Walker with Ed Jones finishing in fourth place, while in Formula Renault BARC, Josh Webster narrowly missed out on the drivers', after a close battle with eventual champion Dino Zamparelli.

After the Formula Renault UK was cancelled for the 2012 season, the team joined the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC.

Results[edit]

World Series by Renault[edit]

Formula Renault 3.5 results[2]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2007 Dallara T05–Renault United Kingdom James Walker 17 1 0 0 19 1 19th 12th
France Richard Phillipe 11 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 4 0 0 0 0 15 20th
Argentina Esteban Guerrieri 2 0 0 0 0 0 39th
2008 Dallara T05–Renault United Kingdom James Walker 17 0 0 0 1 36 13th 9th
Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 13 0 0 0 1 17 18th
Germany Julian Theobald 4 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
2009 Dallara T08–Renault Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 17 1 1 1 5 98 2nd 5th
Estonia Sten Pentus 13 0 0 0 1 23 16th
2010 Dallara T08–Renault Estonia Sten Pentus 17 2 1 2 4 78 4th 4th
United Kingdom Jon Lancaster 17 0 0 0 1 39 13th
2011 Dallara T08–Renault United States Alexander Rossi 17 3 0 2 6 39 3rd 2nd
Brazil Cesar Ramos 17 0 2 0 47 0 11th
2012 Dallara FR35/12–Zytek Netherlands Robin Frijns 17 3 4 1 8 189 1st 3rd
Colombia Carlos Huertas 17 0 0 0 0 35 16th
2013 Dallara FR35/12–Zytek Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 17 4 3 2 10 214 2nd 2nd
United Kingdom Oliver Webb 17 0 0 0 0 25 14th
2014 Dallara FR35/12–Zytek Russia Sergey Sirotkin 17 1 1 0 4 132 5th 2nd
United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 17 2 3 1 7 181 4th
2015 Dallara FR35/12–Zytek Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a
United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a

Formula V8 3.5 series[edit]

Formula V8 3.5 results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2016 Dallara TBA–Zytek Switzerland Louis Delétraz 18 2 3 5 9 230 2nd 4th
Brazil Pietro Fittipaldi 18 0 0 0 1 60 10th

British Formula 3[edit]

British Formula 3 results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C.
1992 Reynard 923–Mugen-Honda United Kingdom Kelvin Burt 16 2 0 2 7 55 3rd
1993 Reynard 933–Mugen-Honda Brazil Andre Ribeiro 15 0 0 0 3 19 5th
United Kingdom Gareth Rees 15 0 0 0 0 5 13th
1994 Reynard F394–Mugen-Honda France Jerome Dufour 19 0 0 6 3 103 7th
United Kingdom Christian Horner 20 0 0 0 0 10 17th
1995 Reynard F395–Mugen-Honda United Kingdom Jamie Davies 17 0 0 0 5 107 6th
Brazil Gualter Salles 17 1 0 0 3 106 7th
United Kingdom Jamie Spence 5 0 0 0 1 29 13th
Belgium Geoffrey Horion 18 0 0 0 0 3 22nd
1996 Dallara F396–Mitsubishi Colombia Juan-Pablo Montoya 16 3 1 4 5 137 5th
United Kingdom Guy Smith 16 1 2 0 5 132 6th
1997 Dallara F397–Mitsubishi Argentina Brian Smith 15 1 1 1 2 72 6th
United Kingdom Ben Collins 16 0 0 0 1 64 7th
1998 Dallara F398–Mitsubishi Denmark Kristian Kolby 16 0 0 2 1 82 6th
United Kingdom Andrej Pavicevic 16 0 0 0 0 19 14th
1999 Dallara F399–Mitsubishi Denmark Kristian Kolby 16 1 0 2 6 153 6th
United Kingdom Matt Davies 16 0 0 0 4 113 14th
2000 Dallara F300–Mugen-Honda Italy Gianmaria Bruni 14 0 0 0 2 95 5th
United Kingdom Michael Bentwood 14 0 0 0 2 69 7th
2001 Dallara F301–Renault Italy Gianmaria Bruni 26 1 0 1 7 156 5th
United States Alex Gurney 24 0 0 0 0 17 16th
2002 Dallara F302–Renault Finland Heikki Kovalainen 25 5 2 2 12 257 3rd
Brazil Fabio Carbone 25 0 1 1 4 137 6th
2003 Dallara F303–Renault Sodemo Sweden Robert Dahlgren 24 1 0 1 3 102 9th
Australia Will Power 18 0 0 0 1 40 14th
2004 Dallara F304–Opel United Kingdom James Rossiter 24 3 3 2 12 228 3rd
Australia Marcus Marshall 22 1 0 0 1 24 17th
Republic of Ireland Ronayne O'Mahony 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2005 Dallara F304–Mercedes HWA United Kingdom Mike Conway 1 1 0 0 7 192 3rd
United Kingdom James Walker 22 1 0 1 1 69 11th
Republic of Ireland Ronayne O'Mahony 20 0 0 0 0 21 14th
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2006 Dallara F306–Mercedes Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 22 2 0 0 5 186 4th
United Kingdom Stuart Hall 19 0 0 0 0 21 13th
United Kingdom Charlie Hollings 7 0 0 0 0 6 16th
2007 Dallara F307–Mercedes Sweden Sebastian Hohental 22 1 0 0 4 101 9th
United Kingdom Greg Mansell 22 0 0 0 3 79 10th
United Kingdom Leo Mansell 21 0 0 0 0 2 17th
2008 Dallara F308–Mercedes Sweden Marcus Ericsson 22 0 2 4 5 141 5th
Sweden Sebastian Hohental 16 1 0 0 4 105 7th
United Kingdom Dean Smith 2 0 0 0 0 20 16th
Canada Philip Major 8 0 0 0 0 0 18th
2009 Dallara F309–Mercedes United Kingdom Riki Christodolu 20 1 0 0 4 130 5th
Spain Víctor García 20 0 0 0 0 30 14th
United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie 20 11 5 11 19 351 1st [B]
2010 Dallara F309–Mercedes United Kingdom Oliver Webb 30 3 4 4 13 250 3rd
United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie 30 2 1 1 4 109 9th
Russia Max Snegirev 30 0 0 0 0 1 18th
2011 Dallara F311–Mercedes United Kingdom William Buller 30 1 2 4 9 197 4th
Brazil Lucas Foresti 30 3 1 2 6 109 7th
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell 30 1 0 0 4 78 11th
Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas 30 0 0 0 0 7 21st
2012 Dallara F312–Mercedes Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 28 4 3 5 12 299 3rd
United Kingdom Alex Lynn 28 1 2 5 9 253 4th
Brazil Pipo Derani 28 2 0 2 4 146 8th
Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk 27 0 0 3 0 132 9th
2013 Dallara F312–Mercedes United Kingdom William Buller 12 1 0 7 6 134 3rd
Brazil Felipe Guimarães 12 2 0 1 4 109 4th
Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 3 0 0 0 0 15 10th
Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr. 3 0 0 0 0 15 11th
2014 Dallara F312–Mercedes Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer 3 2 0 2 3 54 8th
United Kingdom Matt Rao 21 5 3 9 15 283 2nd
United Kingdom Sam MacLeod 9 2 3 4 6 121 4th
China Martin Cao 21 4 4 1 16 285 1st
2016 Tatuus-Cosworth F4-016 Oman Faisal Al Zubair 23 0 0 0 0 196 12th
India Tarun Reddy 23 0 0 0 4 284 6th

FIA European Formula 3 Championship[edit]

FIA European Formula 3 Championship results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points T.C. D.C.
2013 DallaraMercedes Brazil Luis Felipe Derani 30 0 0 0 3 143 4th 8th
United States Félix Serrallés 29 0 0 1 2 104 11th
United Kingdom Josh Hill 15 0 0 0 1 56 12th
Sweden John Bryant-Meisner 6 0 0 0 0 2 25th
Russia Dmitry Suranovich 3 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
Mexico Alfonso Celis 3 0 0 0 0 0 34th
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 DallaraMercedes Australia Mitch Gilbert 0 0 0 0 0 28 7th 16th
Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 29th
China Hongwei Cao 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Sweden John Bryant-Meisner 0 0 0 0 0 6 21st
United States Santino Ferrucci 0 0 0 0 0 24 19th
2015 DallaraMercedes Brazil Pietro Fittipaldi 0 0 0 0 0 32 8th 17th
United Kingdom Matthew Rao 0 0 0 0 0 0 29th
China Hongwei Cao 0 0 0 0 0 0 30th
Macau Wing Chung Chang 0 0 0 0 0 0 36th
China Zhi Cong Li 0 0 0 0 0 0 37th

Euroformula Open Championship[edit]

Euroformula Open Championship results
Year Car Driver Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C.
2016 Dallara-Toyota F312 United Kingdom Sam MacLeod 2 0 0 0 0 8 19th
Poland Igor Waliłko 8 0 0 0 0 50 10th
2017 Dallara-Toyota F312 Germany Jannes Fittje 1 0 0 0 0 12 4th
Russia Yan Leon Shlom 1 0 0 0 0 0 11th
Malaysia Najiy Razak 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2008 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Alex Morgan 12 0 0 0 1 17 14th 12th
United Kingdom Dean Smith 14 0 0 0 11 17th
Brazil Gabriel Dias 14 0 0 0 0 3 24th
United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2009 TatuusRenault United Kingdom James Calado 6 0 0 0 0 10 17th 8th
United Kingdom Oliver Webb 4 0 0 0 0 0 29th
Sweden Kevin Kleveros 12 0 0 0 0 0 30th
United Kingdom Will Stevens 4 0 0 0 0 0 34th
Sweden Frederik Blomstedt 2 0 0 0 0 0 41st
2011 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Will Stevens 14 1 3 0 4 116 4th 3rd
Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 14 0 0 0 0 41 12th
United Kingdom Alex Lynn 4 0 1 0 1 26 14th
United Kingdom Mitchell Gilbert 6 0 0 0 0 0 30th
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Malaysia Fahmi Elyas 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 14 1 0 0 3 109 3rd 3rd
United Kingdom Jake Dennis 6 0 0 0 1 31 12th
Finland Mikko Pikari 14 0 0 0 1 30 15th
United Kingdom Ed Jones 14 0 0 0 0 2 27th
New Zealand Nick Cassidy 6 0 0 0 0 8 24th
United Kingdom Josh Hill 2 0 0 0 0 8 25th
Russia Aleksey Chuklin 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United States Gustavo Menezes 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Russia Egor Orudzhev 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United Kingdom Dan De Zille 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2013 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Jake Dennis 14 0 1 1 1 130 4th 3rd
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 12 0 0 0 2 45 11th
Finland Mikko Pikari 14 0 0 0 0 17 17th
United Kingdom Matt Parry 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United Kingdom Jack Aitken 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United States Ryan Tveter 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Matt Parry 14 0 0 0 1 57 11th 3rd
United Kingdom Jack Aitken 14 1 1 0 4 86 7th
Estonia Martin Rump 14 0 0 0 0 8 20th
Monaco Charles Leclerc 6 0 0 0 3 0 NC
United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Brazil Thiago Vivacqua 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2015 TatuusRenault Croatia Martin Kodrić 17 0 0 1 1 47 11th 3rd
United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat 17 3 1 1 6 174 4th
South Africa Callan O'Keeffe 12 0 0 0 0 31 14th
Canada Luke Chudleigh 5 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
France Valentin Hasse-Clot 17 0 0 0 0 2 19th
Canada Zachary Claman DeMelo 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
India Jehan Daruvala 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Austria Ferdinand Habsburg 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2016 TatuusRenault Russia Vasily Romanov 9 0 0 0 0 2 18th 5th
Russia Aleksandr Vartanyan 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Brazil Bruno Baptista 15 0 0 0 0 28 14th
Russia Nikita Troitskiy 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United Kingdom Frank Bird 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Austria Ferdinand Habsburg 15 0 0 0 2 57 10th
2017 TatuusRenault Australia Alex Peroni 2 0 0 0 0 8 9th 5th
Russia Aleksey Korneev 2 0 0 0 0 0 19th
United Kingdom Frank Bird 2 0 0 0 0 0 24th
Malaysia Najiy Razak 2 0 0 0 0 0 26th

Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup[edit]

Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2011 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC NC
United Kingdom Will Stevens 2 0 0 0 2 0 NC
Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 Barazi-EpsilonRenault United Kingdom Seb Morris 2 0 0 0 0 10 43rd 1st
Finland Mikko Pakari 12 0 2 1 0 75 24th
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 12 0 0 0 0 85 21st
United Kingdom Josh Hill 20 5 1 3 7 311 3rd
United Kingdom Jake Dennis 20 3 3 2 11 376 1st
United Kingdom Dan de Zille 20 0 0 0 0 63 26th
India Shahaan Engineer 20 0 2 0 2 195 7th
2013 Barazi-EpsilonRenault United Kingdom Jake Dennis 5 1 0 0 1 42 31st N/A
Finland Mikko Pakkari 7 0 0 0 2 125 10th
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 5 0 0 0 0 43 29th
India Shahaan Engineer 5 0 0 0 0 56 23rd
Indonesia Philo Paz Armand 17 0 0 0 0 45 28th
United Kingdom Matt Parry 17 5 3 3 9 289 1st
United Kingdom Jack Aitken 17 0 2 1 5 230 2nd
United Kingdom Sam MacLeod 7 0 0 0 0 43 30th
2014 Barazi-EpsilonRenault United Kingdom Seb Morris 15 2 3 1 5 224 3rd 2nd
Mexico Jorge Cevallos 7 0 0 0 0 32 25th
United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat 15 2 1 1 5 258 1st
Croatia Martin Kodrić 15 0 0 0 0 80 18th
2015 Barazi-EpsilonRenault United Kingdom Alex Gill 15 0 0 0 1 145.5 8th 3rd
India Jehan Daruvala 15 0 0 1 3 194.5 5th
South Africa Callan O'Keeffe 11 0 0 0 3 168.5 7th
Canada Luke Chudleigh 4 0 0 0 0 13 35th
Canada Zachary Claman DeMelo 4 0 0 0 0 22 30th
Republic of Ireland Charlie Eastwood 11 0 0 0 0 76 17th
Austria Stefan Riener 7 0 0 0 0 73 18th
Austria Ferdinand Habsburg 11 0 0 0 0 62 19th
2016 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Russia Vasily Romanov 10 0 0 0 1 105 16th 4th
Brazil Bruno Baptista 15 0 0 0 0 97 17th
Russia Nikita Troitskiy 12 0 0 0 1 116 14th
Russia Aleksandr Vartanyan 5 0 0 0 0 40 22nd
Austria Ferdinand Habsburg 10 0 0 0 2 130 11th

F4 British Championship[edit]

F4 British Championship Results[3]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C.
2015 Mygale-Ford United Kingdom James Pull 30 0 0 1 4 104 10th
United Kingdom Toby Sowery 15 0 0 0 1 80 14th
United Kingdom Dan Ticktum 27 3 3 5 10 242 6th
United Kingdom Josh Smith 30 1 0 0 2 84 13th
2016 Mygale-Ford United Kingdom Frank Bird 30 0 0 0 0 3 19th
United Kingdom Alex Quinn 30 3 2 1 6 248 7th
United Kingdom Ross Martin 9 0 0 0 1 21 15th
United Kingdom Jamie Caroline 17 1 0 0 5 181 10th
Denmark Nicolai Kjærgaard 30 0 0 0 0 50 13th
2017 Mygale-Ford United Kingdom Oliver York 6 0 0 0 2 47.5 5th
Sweden Hampus Ericsson 3 0 0 0 0 3 16th

Timeline[edit]

Current series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2008-2009, 2011-2017
Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2007–2017
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup 2011-2017
MSA Formula 2015-17
BRDC British Formula 3 Championship 2016-17
Euroformula Open Championship 2016-17
Former series
British Formula Renault Championship 1999-2011
British Formula 3 Championship 1992-2014
International Formula 3000 1999-2001
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 2002–2004
Formula BMW UK 2004-2007
Formula 3 Euro Series 2006, 2012
Formula BMW Europe 2008-2011
Formula Renault BARC 2010-2012
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 2012, 2014-2015
European Formula 3 Championship 2012–2015
Protyre Formula Renault 2013-2014
FIA GT Series 2013
Blancpain Endurance Series 2013
British GT Championship 2013
Blancpain Sprint Series 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Fortec Motorsports. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ WSbR complete results speedsportmag.com
  3. ^ GP2 and Formula 3000 entrylist and complete results speedsportmag.com

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Koiranen GP
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Teams' Champion
2012
Succeeded by
Josef Kaufmann Racing
Preceded by
DAMS
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Teams' Champion
2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent